TERESA PADILLA Teresa Padilla of Victorville passed away peacefully on July 7th, 2012 in the presence of her loved ones after having lived in the High Desert since 1964. Teresa was born in Del Rio, Texas in 1945. Teresa adored her husband, treasured her family and cherished the life she was given. Those who knew her loved her and knew that she had a "Heart of Gold". Teresa is survived by her loving husband Manuel Padilla of Victorville, daughter Penny Chavez of Victorville, son Philip Atherton who is married to Sheri Atherton of Manteca, daughter Judy Alcala who is married to Manuel Alcala of Las Vegas, 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, mother Flora Ramirez, brother Jesus Ramirez Jr. who is married to Rosemary Ramirez, sister Leticia Lerma-Islas, sister Etel Macedo who is married to Daniel Macedo, sister Soledad Ramirez, brother Faustino Ramirez and many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her father Jesus Ramirez and sister Eudelia Torres. Arrangements for the Visitation will be held by Desert View Mortuary on Thursday July 19th; from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Rosary will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) Mass will be held on Friday July 20th, at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Joan of Arc Church, 15512 6th Street in Victorville, CA, interment immediately following.
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Published in the Daily Press on July 18, 2012